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Occupations: Church

Sextons and Vergers, from Kelly's 1900 Directory of Norfolk

A church lay officer, whose duties include the digging of graves, the care of the churchyard, and often the care, cleaning, etc, of the church building, church vessels and vestments.
An attendant in church, whose duties include carrying a mace before church dignitaries, and often the care of the interior of the church building.

Note that in this directory, only 130 places had a sexton or verger shown. This does not necessarily mean that all the other places did not have a person undertaking either role, simply that no one was shown by name.

There were two lady sextons, at Frenze and Rackheath.

Copyright Pat Newby
May 1999.

Sextons and Vergers
from Kelly's 1900 Directory of Norfolk

This list was extracted by (and is copyright ) Richard Johns


Mayes      Herbert       Fundenhall
Temple     William       Sandringham

Sexton and Verger

Baker      William       Deopham


Aldis      George        Framingham Earl
Alison     Arthur        Scarning
Allard     Edward        Trimingham
Bailey     William       Hethel
Banham     Edward        Caston
Banham     Frederick     Newton Flotman
Barber     Alfred        Hales
Bardwell   Thomas        Poringland
Baxter     Benjamin      Limpenhoe
Bidewell   George        Carleton Forehoe
Bird       Edward        Stanfield
Blackwood  William       Wiveton
Bloomfield Walter        Garboldisham
Blyth      Frederick     Wramplingham
Bobbin     Robert        Great Ringstead
Boldry     Harry John    Methwold
Browne     Thomas        Fundenhall
Brunson    John          Ridlington
Bunn       James         Quidenham
Bunn       James         East Wretham
Burrows    George        Felthorpe
Burton     Charles       Crostwight
Bush       Charles       Wroxham
Bywater    James         Fincham
Cable      Benjamin      Aylmerton
Canham     Joseph        Swanton Morley
Carter     David         Wiggenhall St. Germans
Chilver    Enoch         Roydon
Chilver    Frederick     Thorpe Abbotts
Clark      George        Cley
Clarke     William       Kenninghall
Clarke     Nathan        Mundesley
Cook       William       Besthorpe
Cook       John          Threxton
Cooke      William       Bramerton
Crane      Mrs.          Rackheath
Cross      James         Rockland
Cross      James         Stoke Ferry
Cross      Lacy          Yaxham
Crowe      Henry         Gresham
Deary      Herbert       Sea Palling
Deary      Herbert       Waxham
Digby      William James Buxton
Dixon      Robert        Trunch
Doe        George        Illington
Dowling    William       Harleston
Ducker     James         Shereford
Duffield   Charles       Kelling
Duffield   James         Tottenhill
Dye        John          Mileham
Eastoll    John          Hapton
Eavis      John          Blo' Norton
Ellis      Oliver        Thurton
Embling    James         Wiggenhall St. Mary
Emerson    George        Fulmodeston and Croxton
Emms       Frederick     Dereham
Ferguson   Alfred        Hilgay
Francis    John          Attleborough
Frohawk    Francis       Holme
Frosdick   Moses         Framingham Pigot
Fuller     James         Cockley Cley
Gladden    Alfred S.     Salle
Goldhawke  James         Reymerston
Gooderham  George        Sedgeford
Gray       Foster        Swanton Abbot
Green      John          Filby
Greengrass George        Burgh St. Peter
Grimes     Charles       Sharrington
Groom      George        Sculthorpe
Grower     James         Tunstead
Hall       Walter        Hockering
Hanton     William       Snetterton
Head       Robert        Geldeston
Head       William       West Lexham
Hill       Edwin         Kettlestone
Holmes     William       Acle
Howard     William       Thornham
Ireson     William       Sparham
Kent       William       Wiggenhall St. Mary Virgin
Kisby      James         Outwell
Leeder     William       Thelveton
Maidstone  George        Great Plumstead
Manser     George        Tibenham
Marsters   Matthew       South Wootton
Martin     Martin        Flordon
Mitchell   Arthur        Reveningham
Neal       George        Downham
Neal       Henry         Letheringsett
Neale      Edward        Heydon
Neale      George        Wood Dalling
Neve       Jonathan      Runhall
Neve       Oliver        Welborne
Newell     Stephen       North Tuddenham
Norman     George        Bedingham
Olley      William C.    Barney
Page       James         Ovington
Page       Mayes         Watlington
Palmer     George        Runham
Pardon     Robert        Lingwood
Paul       James         Hellesdon
Peck       Edward        Stody
Plummer    Christopher   Postwick
Read       James         Tunstall
Reeve      Robert        Oxborough
Reeve      Mrs. Jane     Frenze
Roope      William       Pulham St. Mary
Rush       John          Warham St. Mary
Sampson    Stephen       Hedenham
Sare       John          Hingham
Scott      William       Burlingham St. Edmund
Scott      Arthur        Terrington St. John
Secker     William       Harling
Secker     Thomas        Holme Hale
Skillings  E.            Baconsthorpe
Smith      Charles       Boughton
South      George        Thwaite St. Mary
Sutton     Sidney        Brundall
Sutton     Henry         Weasenham St. Peter
Thurston   Joseph        Cranworth
Timbers    George        Witton
Walpole    Robert        Thrigby
Ward       Aaron Edward  Panxworth
Wiley      Francis       Edingthorpe
Winterton  Salathiel     Terrington St. Clement
Wright     John William  Emneth
Wright     Walter        Waterden
Yeoman     George        Surlingham